'38 - Vienna Before the Fall

38 - Auch das war Wien
Directed byWolfgang Glück
Written by
Produced by
CinematographyGérard Vandenberg
Edited by
Music byBert Grund
Distributed byEast West Classics
Release dates
  • 1986 (1986) (Austria)
  • 23 April 1987 (1987-04-23) (West Germany)
Running time
97 minutes
  • West Germany
  • Austria

'38 – Vienna Before the Fall (German: 38 – Auch das war Wien) is a 1987 Austrian-West German co-produced drama film directed by Wolfgang Glück. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 59th Academy Awards.[1] The German title is literally translated as '38 - That, too, was Vienna', but it is also known in English as '38 - Vienna Before the Fall. It is set in Vienna in 1937–1938 at the time of the Anschluss.


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  1. ^ "The 59th Academy Awards (1987) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 16 August 2015.

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